Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 352

February 11, 2023
Capuchin Communications

February 11, 2023

Yesterday was a very difficult day for Ukraine. Numerous alerts, air strikes by terrorist rockets. Ukraine’s anti-missile system destroyed 61 missiles out of 71 launched from various sides of the aggressor state. Almost all day alerts, danger. Exhortations to stay in shelters.
God, give us peace!

The Word… God calls me by name: “Adam, where are you?” God, the Father sees that I am suffering after sin, seeks me to help me i.e. give me love and peace again.
“I hid,” says Adam. Sin, departure from Love is the source of my fears.
Eve, the woman: I am not the guilty one. After sin, there is always someone to blame… not me, it’s Eve.
Sin, this is the source of my suffering, anxiety…
There is a way out! Let’s return to God. The source is God, who is love!
God is love!
“Not by bread alone does man live, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Healing of the sick, pray for us.

We live in a war, we do not live by war.

Ms. Tania. Kharkiv attacked by “neighbors”: C-300 from Belgorod and by “further ones” from the Caspian Sea, like all of Ukraine. Such is the enemy we have: he and near, and far, the same fierce. He tries to attack from everywhere. Intense shelling… on Sunday morning, Tuesday evening and in the morning today, and in powerful: 6 rockets, 12… Not to mention the Kharkiv district: Kupiansk, Dvorichna—hell there. From there people flee to Kharkiv, because it’s a little safer here. Praise the Lord, He makes that there are no civilians killed for the last days, or a rocket landed in a park, straight into the ground.

Now we have no electricity, no light. Are we in despair? Are we losing hope? Are we cursing the Ukrainian authorities? Individually—possibly, but for the most part—NO! Is it not a miracle of God! (photo)

Below is a touching update from brother Adam, who is currently in Kherson. Some faces are not visible for obvious reasons. (photo)
Let us pray for Adam and Margaret, the Nazarene sister and all those who remain there…

The war face of the city of Bahmut. Bahmut is synonymous with pain. Captions: “Bahmut loves ZSU”, “With us God, ataman Zaluzhny.” (photo)

War reports. Below is the touching information of our brothers. Please read.

There is life in war. In Vinnytsia in the “Window of Life” of Caritas-Spes, in the vicinity of our Capuchin monastery, a newborn baby was found: a boy. As the doctors determined, the baby was born 3 hours before he appeared in the “Window”.
Reports in Ukrainian below:

War Joke. A small, big mistake by TVP Info. (photo)
President Zelenski, president of…. Great Britain.

News from the brothers:

Lviv (Br. Kazimierz Guzik):
Meeting of the “Bible group” in Lviv. (photo)

Kyiv/Kherson (Br. Adam Wróbel):
Second day of our stay in Kherson.
At night there was shelling of the city and the island with rockets including phosphorus rockets. We are about 2 km from the island. It was noisy. In the morning Mass in the church in the background you can hear rocket launches and the sound of explosions. Then a tour of the city. In the afternoon I was in the maternity hospital that was shelled. I talked to the only surgeon in that hospital. They showed me the ruined rooms where newborn babies were lying. I also saw an ambulance (the only one in this hospital) for transporting babies.
All day we could hear the gunshots of our boys and the Russians. We have already learned to recognize who is shooting.
Another night is ahead of us. Probably again the Russians will rouse us at midnight or 3 am. (photo)

Dnipro (Br. Yaroslav Fedirchuk):
Antiseptic gel, stoves, blankets, soups, were given to our defenders today. (photo)
Today were delivered fruits to the hospital, to at least give some relief to the wounded. (photo)

Kamianske (Br. Volodya Procko):
Peace, brothers. Thank you all for praying for my nephew Pavel, who disappeared without news on the frontline a month ago.
I am in a hurry and want to share the happy news with you—he has been found, he is in captivity. Please pray for his happy return.

Kyiv (Br. Sergey Kippa):
I have just received the news. My childhood friend was killed near Bakhmut.
Every year I spent the whole summer at my grandmother’s house. We spent a lot of time there together.
The last time I saw him was 2 years ago. He became a history teacher. Married, he has 2 twins. He made good renovations to the house. But a horde of possessed people came…
Pray for Alexander.

Jesus lives!